Man with explosive device detained near US Capitol

September 6, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Man with explosive device detained near US CapitolPolice in Washington D.C. have arrested a Virginia man who they say had a grenade and several weapons in his car several blocks from the Capitol.

Chistopher Timmons is charged with carrying a deadly weapon. A Capitol Police spokeswoman says additional charges may be filed.

The 27-year-old Timmons was detained after he stopped to ask a police officer directions and the officer saw a rifle case in the car.

Police say the search of the Jeep Cherokee turned up a rifle, a grenade, a pistol, ammunition, magazines with ammunition in them and several other "items of concern."


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